Oklahoma Baptist University


Why should I earn my graduate degree at OBU College of Graduate and Professional Studies?

Three reasons:

  1. Reputation: Oklahoma Baptist University is repeatedly recognized as the state’s top ranked regional university (19 consecutive years). If you are going to earn your graduate degree, you should consider the reputation of the university from where it is earned.
  2. Convenience: OBU Graduate School was designed with the working adult in mind. You can manage your current responsibilities AND handle your graduate studies at the same time.
  3. Practicality: We are interested in YOU. Your professors seek to teach material in such a way that you are able to apply lessons learned the next day. Projects can also be developed around topics which interest you.

How can I fit a rigorous graduate program into my professional and personal schedules?

The graduate programs at OBU College of Graduate and Professional Studies are designed for busy, working professionals. Classes meet one night a week and all MBA courses have a Saturday component. Students find this to be a very manageable schedule which allows them to concentrate on only one or two courses at a time. Located in northwest Oklahoma City, OBU Graduate School is a comfortable facility near I-44 and Lake Hefner Parkway. We have plenty of parking which is easily and quickly accessible for working professionals.

What are the qualifications of the instructors?

All instructors at OBU Graduate School are academically qualified and have real-world experience that combine to offer a practical approach to professional training.

How much will it cost to earn my graduate degree?

Tuition is an affordable $450 per credit hour. For example, tuition for a 3-credit hour, 6 week course, is $1350. Textbooks are an additional expense and are available through the OBU bookstore.

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement benefit plans and graduate student financial aid is available through the Federal Stafford Loan and the Plus Loan programs. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use the OBU school code 003164.

An investment of your time will also be required –- five week intensive sessions require planned study time. Each potential student should carefully evaluate his/her priorities and assess costs and benefits before applying to the program.

How do I apply for admission to the OBU College of Graduate and Professional Studies?

See all admission requirements.


How will international business studies (MBA) impact my career?

The 21st century economy is a global one. As part of the MBA degree program at OBU Graduate School, an international educational travel experience is included in the cost of the program. With this enhanced global perspective, students learn to approach business – both domestic and international – with foresight and vision.

Does OBU Graduate School offer an online MBA degree program?

Yes! OBU Graduate School works in concert with Vertical Learning Curve, a web-based virtual-reality business training organization, to offer students the opportunity to earn a master of business administration degree in a unique online environment.

Accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the online MBA degree program places students in a virtual internship position with an Oklahoma-based company. Students gain hands-on experience and education in a virtual world filled with real-time deadlines, realistic co-workers and real-world obstacles.

The virtual-reality program is designed to fit conveniently into any schedule, allowing students two to three years to complete the self-paced program. The program also lets students study from the convenience of their own computer anywhere in the world. Learn more about enrolling in the online MBA degree program through VLC.

Is OBU’s MBA degree program accredited?

Oklahoma Baptist University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business School Programs (ACBSP) and approved to award a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Nursing degree through the OBU Graduate School.

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Are there pre-requisites for entering the MBA program?

Applicants who do not hold a business degree, must demonstrate competency in four basic areas: financial accounting, corporate finance, economics, and business math/statistics. Applicants may demonstrate such competency through undergraduate course work, passing the appropriate College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or passing the appropriate Ivy Software examination (Pre-Course Assessment or Post Course Exam).


How long will it take to earn my MSN degree?

Classes are designed in five week sessions. The program is designed to be completed with 18 months.

What are the admission requirements to the MSN degree program?

  • To be considered for enrollment in the MSN degree program, applicants must have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and:
    1. Current license to practice professional nursing in the United States
    2. Successful completion of a basic statistics course
    3. A baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in nursing from a program accredited by an approved nursing accrediting body
    4. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework toward the undergraduate nursing degree
    5. Two years full time work experience as a registered nurse is preferred. Exceptional students with less work experience may be considered on a space-available basis

Is the MSN degree program at OBU Graduate School accredited?

The master’s degree program at Oklahoma Baptist University's College of Nursing is accredited by the:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One DuPont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 887-6791

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education granted continuation of accreditation for the Master of Science in Nursing degree program effective October 5, 2009, for a term of 5 years, extending to June 30, 2015.


Why are the MFT classes scheduled in Shawnee?

The nature of the MFT program and the resources that are available on the main OBU campus in Shawnee led us to have classes in Shawnee. There may be some classes that are scheduled for the Oklahoma City campus in the future, but for right now, classes will be scheduled for Shawnee.

What are the pass rates for licensure for MFT graduates from OBU?

When the MFT degree was being offered previously, there was a near 100% pass rate on the first attempt for licensure for OBU MFT graduates. This program is very strong in its ability to prepare you for licensure.